Softball sweeps, Eagle teams take MCC lead

by | Apr 3, 2023 | Cape Fear Christian Academy

Kristina Kennedy delivers a pitch for host CFCA against Mintz.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy swept middle school and varsity softball games with visiting Mintz Christian Academy on Thursday before the Eagles went to Crossroads Christian on Friday and took wins in middle school girls soccer, middle school baseball and varsity baseball to move into first place in the Mid-Carolina Conference in each sport.

Varsity softball

Megan Harrold was 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and an RBI as CFCA improved to 4-2 with a 16-1 nonconference win.

Annabelle Scott and Larah Tripp each had two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs. Averi Williams and Kristina Kennedy each had two hits with an RBI. Melanie Multerer had a hit and three RBIs. Aubrey Multerer had a hit and drove in two runs. Niah Torres had a hit and scored a run. Rhyleigh Horne had an RBI and scored twice.

Kristina Kennedy pitched a complete game, allowing one hit with eight strikeouts in four innings.

CFCA was scheduled to play at Mintz in Roseboro on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Middle school softball

The Eagles remained unbeaten with a 12-0 win over visiting Mintz on Thursday and were scheduled to return the trip on Monday for a 3:30 p.m. start.

Varsity baseball

A 5-3 win in rainy conditions put CFCA at 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the MCC.

Trevor McLamb had a single in the first inning that scored Zeke Brock and Cason Pope to put the Eagles ahead to stay.

Pope scored on a double by McLamb in the third after drawing a walk, stealing second and moving to third on a pickoff attempt.

Pope scored again in the fifth for a 4-2 lead. Pope singled and stole second. He moved to third on a hard-hit ball to second by Cole Godwin. A passed ball allowed Pope to score.

Landon McLamb walked in the sixth and was able to score when the Colts committed an error on a smash to second by Brock.

Pope closed out the win with three strikeouts in the seventh after the hosts got runners on first and second with an error and a walk.

Eli Burns pitched the first four innings for CFCA. He allowed one hit and two runs, one earned, while walking two and striking out six.

Pope went the last three innings. He yielded one hit and one run with five walks and eight strikeouts.

The Eagles were without starters Conner Parrish and Fisher Stancil.

“The weather created some tough fielding conditions and the pitching mound clay was very slippery and slick,” said Eagles coach Bill Parrish. “Definitely not our best outing both defensively and offensively but we found a way.

“The Colts (3-6, 2-1 MCC) were a better team than their record indicated, and we fought hard to get the win. I was glad to see us face some adversity and still be able to come out on top.”

CFCA has a nonconference game with Wayne Prep on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Complex in Goldsboro.

Middle School baseball

CFCA followed up with a 13-4 win at Crossroads on Friday after a 14-10 victory at Sandhills Classical Christian in Southern Pines on Thursday.

Mason Gregory had three hits on Thursday and threw a runner out stealing. Getting two hits each in the contest played at Sandhills Community College were Gunner Dorman, Tyson Stephens, London Hinson (triple, double), Chris Crume, Landon Wagelin and Palmer Ennis.

Getting one hit were Trystan Marlow and Parker McLamb.

Dorman finished on the mound with two strikeouts.

Stephens held Crossroads scoreless through two innings.

Hinson had two hits with a double. Marlow had two hits. Getting one hit apiece were Stephens, Dorman, Gregory, and Ennis. Lathan Wilborn was hit by a pitch and McLamb drew a walk.

The Eagles were scheduled to play Freedom Christian at Hope Mille Recreation Park on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Varsity girls soccer

CFCA was dealt its first league loss, 8-0, at Crossroads and will host Bradford Christian, which will join the MCC next school year, on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Middle school girls soccer

The Eagles took a 4-0 win at Crossroads as Harper Shook scored two goals. Charlotte Aldredge and Gwynn Young scored one goal apiece.

Aldredge and Young each had assists.

Hannah Taylor made three saves in the shutout.

Larah Tripp is safe on a play at second base on Thursday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)


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